What does informal mean?

Definitions for informal
ɪnˈfɔr məlin·for·mal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word informal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. informaladjective

    not formal

    "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"

  2. informal, looseadjective

    not officially recognized or controlled

    "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

  3. informaladjective

    used of spoken and written language

  4. cozy, intimate, informaladjective

    having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

    "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"

Wiktionary

  1. informaladjective

    Not formal or ceremonious; casual.

    an informal get-together

  2. informaladjective

    Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.

    an informal agreement

  3. informaladjective

    Suited for everyday use.

    informal clothes

  4. informaladjective

    Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.

  5. informaladjective

    Not organized; not structured or planned.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Informaladjective

    not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]

  2. Informaladjective

    deranged in mind; out of one's senses

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]

Editors Contribution

  1. informal

    A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.

    We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525

How to pronounce informal?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of informal in a Sentence

  1. Reed Hastings:

    Ted has been my partner for decades, this change makes formal what was already informal — that Ted and I share the leadership of Netflix.

  2. Susan Cleary:

    Transmission in an informal settlement is a disaster, an absolute disaster.

  3. Fernando Zavala:

    Seventy percent of the economy is informal, to jumpstart economic growth we have to tackle this.

  4. Hasan Salim Patel:

    We won't comment on internal memos that are informal and not definitive.

  5. Anirudh Rastogi:

    Pushing the exchange business out from the formal economy to the informal cash economy to operate under the radar will worsen the problem, not solve it.

Images & Illustrations of informal

  1. informalinformalinformalinformalinformal

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